The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

“So I just think about all the children who have been separated from their parents, and there’s a lot of us, past and present, and some under more traumatic circumstances than other - like those who are in internment camps right now - and I just imagine us as an army of mutants. We've been …

September by Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless released a tremendous new record, Daughter, last Friday. It's sad, twangy, rootsy and near perfect. Her voice is the beautiful match to her songwriting. There are many great songs on the album, including the singles Love is Not Enough, Wringer, and the album closer Don't Bother Mountain. The stand-out track for me is …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

"Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow." …

You or Someone You Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huffam4qf4Y I'm just going to go out on a limb here: You or Someone You Know by Worriers is my favorite record of the year. Such a perfect punk/power pop record - I listen to it when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm sitting in the sun on my balcony, when I have to …